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Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7)

Price in Kenya KSh36,800.00
updated 24th May 2019
Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7)

Nokia 8.1 (Nokia X7) Specifications

DISPLAY6.18 inches, 81.2% screen-to-body ratio, 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio, (405ppi density)
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
OSAndroid 9.0 (Pie); Android One
CHIPSETSnapdragon 710
CPUOcta-core (2x2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6x1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver)
GPUAdreno 616
RAM4GB
STORAGE64GB, MicroSD up to 400GB - hybrid slot
CAMERASBack: Dual: 12MP, f/1.8, 1/2.55", 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
& 13MP, Zeiss optics, dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR, Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR, 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps (gyro-EIS) videos
Front: Single: 20MP, f/2.0
SENSORSFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
BATTERY3500mAh battery, non-removable
COLORSBlue, Silver, Steel, Copper, Iron, Steel
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DIMENSIONS154.8 x 75.8 x 8mm
WEIGHT180g
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Nokia 8.1 is an upgraded variant of the Nokia 8. This device features a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and boasts a large 6.18-inches full HD IPS LCD display that comes with a notch at the top. Powering the device is an octa-core Snapdragon 710 SoC paired with 4GB of RAM. This is accompanied by 64GB of internal storage space.  On the software front, you get Android Pie (Android One) by default. This mobile phone is equipped with a dual 12MP+13MP setup at the back and has a 20MP shooter at the front. Powering this entire phone is a 3500mAh battery.  The 8.1 follows the release of other second-generation Nokia phones i.e Nokia 2.1, Nokia 3.1, Nokia 5.1, Nokia 6.1 and Nokia 7.1 earlier in 2018.

Nokia 8.1

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Specifications Review

Introduction & Display

Nokia 8.1 sports rear fingerprint sensor and a small top notch which solves the problem of having very thin bezels while keeping the important sensor at the front.  It is a good looking phone constructed from glass and aluminum. The screen on the Nokia 8.1 is a tad larger than the one found in its predecessor and that of the Nokia 8 Sirocco. The 6.18-inch IPS LCD Full HD display boasts of 18.7:9 aspect ratio and 403 pixels per inch density. In addition, the display has a coating of Corning Gorilla Glass for protection.

Camera & Battery

The 8.1 comes with a 20-megapixel front camera loaded with features like HDR, Screen Flash and Face Beauty. At the back, the dual 12+13-megapixels cameras can capture excellent videos and pictures thanks to OIS and EIS.  There is a dual LED flash at the back that aids low light photography.  This phone is a better camera phone than Nokia 8. The Nokia 8.1 is fueled by a non-removable Li-Ion 3500mAh battery that can easily last for a full day even when the phone is on heavy usage.  You can charge it faster thanks to fast-charging (9V 2A) support.

Performance & Platform

This phone is armed with an octa-core Snapdragon 710 chipset which is coupled with 4GB of RAM. This set-up promises a smooth and problem experience whenever you are multitasking, playing games that use a lot of resources for an extended period or while doing both.  It runs Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. Since this phone is featured on Google’s Android One program, you should expect to receive updates from time to time.

Storage & Connectivity

The 8.1 comes with all the connectivity options found in the Nokia 8. These options include 4G with VoLTE support, GPS, dual SIM slots, Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, NFC and a USB 3.0 reversible port.  It is loaded with 64GB of expandable onboard storage space (up to 400GB).

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